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just about a 25-minute walk from here. the city really reminds me of san francisco, it's such a pedestrian city. we have been walking around here quite a bit. we have been talking all morning about new orleans hosting two parties. mardi gras and super bowl xlvii. and this is how they prepare for that. reporter: mardi gras is well under way in new orleans, two weeks of nonstop parades, booze and beads. but this year, the festivities serve as bookends for the super bowl. >> we control crowds better than anybody in the world hands down no question about it. and this year, we want to do something even more. >> reporter: that's because 150,000 people are expected for the big game alone and even more for the last week of mardi gras. >> our police department has more experience than any other police department in the nation in managing large crowds because we do mardi gras every year. it's the equivalent of a super bowl every year. >> reporter: they are working around the clock including the dozens of mounted officers
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lining the streets in the french quarter. here safety is priority. there's one trick to keeping the peace in new orleans. >> our officers learn from their first days of service that when you're in a huge crowd of people by yourself, you have to make friends and talk to people and work with people and that crowd will support you no matter what. >> reporter: there's no doubt, it's a big under taking for the city but the jobs and the more than $400 million it's expected to rake in the next week is worth it. this is the nopd's time. we're going to eclipse everything that happened to us in the next two weeks and the men and women of this department are not going to let the people down. >> reporter: they have a good relationship with everyone. we have been checking it out the last few days. now mardi gras is going to be put on hold and we're going to focus on football and, of
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course, super bowl xlvii and then guess what, when all that's said and done, we go back to mardi gras festivities, the music, food and beads. how can you forget the beads? >> i guess the guys that clean up that town are millionaires because it never stops. >> reporter: there is litter everywhere. you have to be careful, you can trip and fall but by morning it's gone. they are amazing. >> mardi gras is on hold. you finally have two football teams there. they arrived yesterday, the ravens. >> they were slow getting here. the 9ers got here before. john harbaugh if you can remember got the best of his brother jim last year in their
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first meeting. he still has a way to go to even the score from some of their battles growing up. >> the team we're playing is built the same way. we have respect for the 49ers for their coach, coaching staff, players. i expect it to be played in that way. >> the ravens team is respectful of its opponents and the opponents respect them, as well. baltimore ravens and the san francisco 49ers will be heading off in just a few days, frank. we're excited. >> you know it's going to be fun. i guess on friday the two coaches will be side by side holding dual press conferences. to have brother against brother, that's going to be kind of neat. >> reporter: can you imagine what the holidays are like at their parents' house, you know? >> it's going to be tough for the parents because they are going to be elated for one son and the other one, we're sorry but that's the way it goes. >> reporter: oh, well.
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okay. >> we'll see you in a couple of minutes. 6:05 now. san francisco's mayor is hoping to rally support for his crackdown on heavy drinking during the super bowl. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in the mission district where the booze fight is brewing over the mayor's recommendation and the bars are not happy. >> reporter: not too happy about it because they are thinking about their bottom line and by limiting alcohol sales, they stand to lose a lot of money especially on sunday. the mayor's suggestion is causing controversy and now one local group is speaking out calling the idea ridiculous. barbera every bashes will be packed. business owners say that they will lose money but the mayor is worried about safety especially after what happened when the giants won the world series. rowdy fans piled out of the
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bars and into the streets setting fires and destroying property in the mission district. mayor lee doesn't want history to repeat itself and is asking bar owners to do their part to keep their patrons uncontrol. but some business owners say restricting alcohol is asking too much. >> as long as we're not feeding people shots of booze and sending them out on the streets, i think they'll be fine. >> reporter: now, a national group representing more than a dozen san francisco restaurants is hitting back calling the mayor's suggestion to limit sales ridiculous. part of their statement reads, "alcohol is a safe and legal product when consumed responsibly by adults. attempts to ban or restrict the sale of certain types of alcohol during a sporting event like the super bowl is unnecessary and will discourage fans from watching the game at their favorite restaurants." to be clear, the mayor is not intending to ban the sale of alcohol. he just wants different bar owners and restaurant owners to cut people off if they have been drinking too much. that way curbing any violence that could happen after the
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super bowl. other things around the area, there will be hundreds of extra police officers on the streets. and other bars will be adding security and doing crowd control. definitely some good ideas as we head into the super bowl surged. live in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. all right, elissa, thank you so much. there is a warning out for those people in the bay area who are heading out here to new orleans. watch out for the scammers. cbs 5's cate caugiran is in our newsroom with more. good morning from new orleans. cate. >> reporter: good morning to you, michelle. there is that saying, we all heard it, if it's too good to be true, chances are, it is. a hayward couple learned it the hard way. this morning a hayward couple is out almost $6,000 because of a super bowl ticket scam. they found an ad on craigslist for four tickets. they wired the seller in baltimore $5,900. then they got this, take a look. a picture of quarterback colin kaepernick and joe flacco with a message underneath that read, enjoy the game, go ravens, lol.
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cbs 5 spoke with the victims. they did not want to go on camera but tell us they have not gone to the police. now, in new orleans, scam artists there are capitalizing on unknowing tourists. this is a tactic that's a growing concern within the french quarter. the artists post weekend rentals using fake addresses or homes not up for rent. the victims pay up front and by the time they get to where they think they are staying, its too late. >> she was here for my b & b rental and she didn't believe me when i told her i didn't have a b & b and she protested and then she said and i'll show you, here, i have the paperwork. >> reporter: experts say the high demand from the super bowl is bringing out more scams. they have seen this tactic before but now it's getting worse. four french quarter groups say the scams are a by-product of the growing illegal short-term rental market in the city and stronger enforcement of that they say would put a dent in the scam. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5.
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all right, cate. thank you so much. fog in san francisco and the humidity -- and you know how you can tell it's humid out here? my hair. >> love the flowing locks. >> it's getting bigger before our eyes. [ laughter ] >> it is! it will be like this. >> looks good, michelle. we have some changes coming up in the bay area if you are heading out today, we have a few high clouds outside right now still cool in spots. but not bad. 30s and some 50s not quite as cold as it was yesterday at this time. by the afternoon, that big dome of high pressure taking over. that means we are in for a very nice day going to see a lot of sunshine by the afternoon. cool at the coast but not bad. seasonal, warmer than usual, 58 livermore, 57 degrees in san francisco. more on your weather coming up.
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right now let's check the roads with liza battalones. >> the san francisco police department now doing traffic control in the area of ninth street and brannan so this is in the south of market area. a serious accident involving a dump truck and another car. looks like a driver may have been ejected from the vehicle so certainly some injuries involved with this accident and they are shutting down traffic in the area again, ninth street at brannan this could affect some muni service rolling through there. as we move on to the five five commute give another check of this very slow drive an accident westbound 580 just a couple of cars off to the right- hand shoulder but enough to gum up the commute. very heavy westbound 580 from the altamont pass, slows traffic to the dublin interchange. that's a look at a very, very busy tuesday commute. here's frank. >> all right. thank you. 6:11. a former 49er is about to go on trial for allegedly beating up a man. the strange story. the fight started over soy sauce.
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30-year-old kwame harris was arrested at a restaurant in menlo park last year. investigators say harris got angry with a man, poured soy sauce over a bowl of fried rice and harris accused the man of stealing underwear and tried to pull his pants down and things got violent. >> grabbed on to him, pinned him against the glass wall of the restaurant, and began to hit him repeatedly to the face and head. >> harris pled not guilty. he will go on trial this coming april. harris by the way was the 49ers' top draft pick in 2003. it is 6:11. michelle of course is our tour guide down in new orleans. michelle, i understand you took a little tour of a cemetery of all things. >> reporter: yes, frank. it's pretty unique one of the oldest and one of the most popular tourist attractions and there's even a voodoo queen buried there. we'll have more on that coming up. you by sleep train. wishing you a cozy winter.
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[ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. i'm frank mallicoat. re they bourbon street yes, but another big tourist destination......ce meteries??? welcome back. 6:15. our michelle griego in new orleans right now and they have bourbon street, parades, mardi gras. and apparently, cemeteries are a big hit, too, right? >> reporter: apparently. it's a popular tourist attraction so we had to go check it out. and that we did. we went to saint louis cemetery number 1. it's one of the oldest, one of the most popular and there is a voodoo queen buried there. ♪ [ music ]♪ [ a man singing ] >> new orleans is one of the very few places in the united states that has above ground burials. there is a rumored voodoo queen
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buried in the cemetery, marie laveau. people coming here from across the world to see her tomb. [ man continuing to sing ] >> this is the second most popular graveyard destination. after graceland, it's one of those things that makes new orleans unique. >> it's more than a cemetery that draws me here. [ man continuing to sing ] >> i have been sitting here about an hour. kind of sketching and you start to notice things. this is where people's family members are buried. is it peaceful? i think it's a little spooky. wouldn't want to come here after sundown. that's what is special about it. [ man sings ] >> we have a unique relationship with the dead. not crazy. it's very peaceful. so i would invite them to come and visited and experience it for themselves. [ singing ]
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there really is something special about walking through that cemetery. again, that is st. louis cemetery number one. now, our very own wilson walker made his way over to cafe du monde this morning. and that's where they are serving up their cafe au lait and french style beignets. cafe du monde has been here since 1862 serving up delicious stuff. this is what's been keeping us going in the morning. so i hope when wilson finishes there at cafe du monde he comes back here with a bagful of beignets. >> those beignet, three of them 527 calories so keep an eye on that, okay? >> reporter: hey, who cares? i'm in new orleans! we don't care about calories down here. >> atta girl. >> y'all. >> have fun, michelle. check in a couple of moments. but first, a little traffic here. and liza, you're a busy gal today. >> we are getting more details on this accident which happened
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about 30 minutes ahe do, a serious accident in san francisco's south of market area ninth street at brannan involving a car and tow truck. traffic shut down in the area so expect delays. 580, a map now of westbound 580 as it rolls through the dub livermore area. it's going to be very slow. in fact, those backups beginning from grant line road in patches approaching the dublin interchange. so expect some delays getting through there. if you normally take the ace train good news for you, the altamont commuter express train is online so that's a good alternate. the bay bridge commute metering lights just switched on, very long backups now for westbound 80 from the 880 overcrossing approaching the metering lights. more sluggish traffic on the incline. so of all the bridge commutes this is the one to avoid, westbound traffic delayed at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's a look at a busy tuesday commute. here's lawrence. >> quiet in the weather the way
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we like it. high clouds overhead this morning. temperatures not as cold as it was yesterday morning at this hour. still, if you are headed out the door, i think a whole lot of sunshine coming our wait next few days as we're looking at the sweet spot midweek weather-wise. afternoon sunshine, cool at the coast breezy but mild further inland and then we're really looking at a warming trend as we head through the mill. week. the reason why, high pressure building in overhead. a strong dome is going to sit over us the middle of the week bringing us plenty of sunshine. that could change though as we get into the weekend. so these temperatures right around seasonal for today. plan on heading out of sfo, no delays expected there. across the country though could get stormy in parts especially into houston. denver looking at snow showers there. chicago the possibility of thunderstorms and dry in new york. temperatures around the bay area expected to be in the 50s and low 60s this afternoon. the next couple of days those numbers warming up into the middle 60s. toward thursday and friday, a little bit cooler and more clouds expected throughout the weekend. but the next few days looking
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great. >> sure does. >> too bad it's not the weekend. >> doesn't work out that way. thank you. 6:22. we have more from michelle, of course. live in new orleans, take it away. >> reporter: of course. we are in new orleans, frank, learning all things new orleans. now, mardi gras is put on hold for at least this week and now we are focused on football. coming up we'll tell you who the raging cajun is rooting for. i'm dennis o'donnell at the super bowl. 49er quarterback alex smith who lost his starting job to kaepernick is reportedly considering asking to be released to be a free agent. due to make $7.5 million in 2013, that's too much to pay for a backup quarterback. but the 49ers would rather trade smith so they can get something in return. i'm dennis o'donnell, in new orleans.
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welcome back. super bowl xlvii we get the 9ers there, we finally got the ravens there. and i get, michelle, some of the big wig celebs are starting to show their mugs right. >> reporter: yes, we have seen a few celebrities in the street. you never know who you're going to run into, in the french quarter. we got the skinny on one big name celebrity from new orleans and what he thinks about super bowl xlvii. >> i'm for whoever is behind. i want double secret triple- double overtime game. i don't care. >> reporter: some triple-double overtime. i don't know what that means. we just want the 9ers to win,
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right, frank. we do. did he pick a team? is he a 9er fan? he grew up in new orleans. i guess he's not, right? >> reporter: i'm going to say he is rooting for the 9ers. just i had canning. i have n -- just kidding. i have no idea. i'm hoping he is rooting for the 9ers. >> thank you. 6:25. coming up from bunking in a wigwam to a texas sized steak we are going to check in with cbs 5's mike sugerman on his long road trip to the super bowl. >> and mayor lee's suggestion to limit liquor sales to super bowl sunday has some business owners speaking out and has also attract the attention of the national group. what they are saying coming up. >> and phony tickets and rental scams. how to look out for some common super bowl swindles when we come back.
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and michelle griego, live in from new orleans. we're counting down to super bowl 47. good morning. tuesday, january 29. i'm frank mallicoat. and our michelle griego live in new orleans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. it's a nice foggy morning. it's starting to get a little warmer out here. so that's good. and hey, some good news. we have seen some football fans trickling in to the city right now. we told you for the last couple of days that mardi gras has been put on hold at least for this week. and then next week, they are going to they will get back to the festivities. this is how they do it in new orleans. bourbon is popular when it comes to mardi gras festivities.
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it was amazing walking down the street seeing the street littered with so much trash, so many beads, it was hard to walk in certain areas. most amazing is in the morning it looks completely different. those crews are getting out working hard. they clean up all the mess in this city and it just looks like there was never a party out on the streets. pretty amazing. they are ready to host super bowl xlvii. they are ready for the people expected to descend on the crescent city. good job security in sanitation in new orleans to say the least. the two football teams are finally there. 9ers got there sunday and ravens arrived yesterday afternoon, right? >> reporter: yeah. the ravens are in town now. we have the 49ers and the
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ravens in town. and, of course, that means both brothers jim and john harbaugh. they faced off in a game. if you remember, they faced off talking about childhood days in michigan playing against each other in football. they held a practice session in baltimore before leaving here on the way to new orleans. we met up with john harbaugh who talked about a little sibling rivalry. >> jim was ahead of his time. he was bigger and stronger than all the kids his age. didn't hang around with the kids his age too much. he hung around with with me and my friends and he was good enough to take it to us on a regular basis. >> john harbaugh calls his brother a great competitor and there are some sibling rivalries there but they always keep it friendly.
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>> have to do it, brothers, never had two brothers going toe to toe like that. thank you. bartenders are blasting mayor ed lee back home for his call to serve less booze during the super bowl on sunday. elissa harrington reports from san francisco with the booze fight over the mayor's request. >> reporter: some bar owners are comparing lee's plan to prohibition and say that limiting liquor could lose them a lot of money especially this super bowl sunday. but mayor lee isn't concerned about public safety. he says he doesn't plan to ban alcohol just wants it limited. he doesn't want to avoid a repeat of what happened after the giants won the world series. crowds turned violent. many had been drinking at the bars and crowded the streets setting fires and destroying property in the mission district. on market street a $700,000 muni bus was torched. mayor lee is asking bars to limit their hard liquor sales providing an alternative drink instead. some business owners are concerned how this could affect
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sales and think this is asking too much. >> responsible beverage service and consumption go hand in hand. that's what we as free americans have the right to do whether we're conducting our business or enjoying ourselves. >> reporter: the national group representing more than a dozen san francisco bars and restaurants is calling mayor lee's statement ridiculous urging the city to avoid demonnizing a legal product. after the 9ers won the nfc championship game more than a dozen people were arrested. the majority of those for public intoxication. mayor lee doesn't want people to get out of control. bar owners want to make money this weekend. all of these servers as well are trained to deal with people who are intoxicated and say that they know when they should cut a person off. live in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. all right, elissa, thanks so many. there is a warning out now for
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people in the bay area planning to head down here to new orleans for super bowl xlvii. apparently, there are a lot of scammers out there and cate caugiran is in our newsroom with more on that. cate, i guess a lot of people are getting conned out of thousands of dollars. >> reporter: that's right. so yes, i think that's a great point. consider this. a warning if you are looking for those last-minute tickets, or planning a trip. now this morning a hayward couple is out almost $6,000 because of a super bowl ticket scam. they found an ad on craigslist for four tickets. they wired the seller who is in baltimore $5,900. then they got this. take a look. a picture of quarterback colin kaepernick and joe flacco with a message underneath that read, enjoy the game. go, ravens, lol. now, we spoke to the victims. they did not want to go on camera but tell us they have not gong to the police. -- -- they have not gone to the police. scams are no longer limited to ticket sales. but fake online weekend rentals. the scam artists collect up
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front money using fake addresses or homes that are not really up for rent. when the tourists arrive they discover the paperwork like the entire deal was fake. experts in new orleans say they have seen this tactic before but now it's getting worse. >> i think the demand by the super bowl is bringing out the scam artists. it's growing. every day we don't enforce we encourage more people to do it. >> reporter: french quarter groups say it's a by-product of the growing short-term rental market in the city. stronger enforcement they say would put a dent in the scam. experts say if the prices are too good to be true, it's most likely a scam. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. all right, cate. i think a lot of people need to be careful about that. now let's talk a little new orleans weather. it is foggy out here but i'm telling you i'm loving producer wilson walker right now because he brought us some coffee from
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cafe du monde. special coffee. we need it this morning. >> 6 to 10 with the humidity there. >> now at 94% in new orleans. >> we are having a little fun at your expense. >> reporter: i wouldn't expect anything less. we have great weather coming our way today michelle as we'll see a lot of sunshine. high clouds now, throughout the day it is going to be a beautiful afternoon. but those clouds over the bay as we speak we are going to see the temperatures right now not as cold as it's been because of the clouds. 30s and 40s. i think throughout the day that ridge of high pressure building overhead and that means we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine today and the next few days as that ridge moves across. so the temperatures 50s and 60s in the south bay today. as you head to the east bay some 50s and 60s too. inside the bay a little breezy approaching the coastline. only about 57 degrees in san
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francisco. should be about 60 degrees in oakland. and 57 degrees in hayward. all right. let's check the roads with liza battalones. >> it's a busy drive out there. we're watching san francisco in the south of market area with the police department directing traffic a serious accident involving a car hitting a tow truck. at least two people injured. one person trapped in the vehicle at ninth and brannan. no muni lines roll through there so no delays for san francisco's muni as a result of this accident. again, we'll let you know once the police department clears that up. we are as watching the altamont pass. long delays westbound 580 backed up from at least grant line road approaching 680. we have had a couple of accidents. and the usual slow stuff. so give yourself some extra time. that's a look at the tuesday commute. here's frank. all right, liza, thanks. oakland police chief howard jordan has a news conference this morning. he will update the press on two officer-involved shootings. two officers are recovering after being shot in the line of duty last week.
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at least three people have been arrested. chevron says it has paid $10 million in medical compensation claims stemming from last year's fire at the richmond refinery. most of the money went to hospitals to pay for medical exams and treatment. an estimated 15,000 people saw treatment following the august fire. president barack obama going to las vegas today to push for immigration reform. the president was planning to introduce a plan of his own but a bipartisan group of 8 senators came up with a proposal yesterday and the president is now getting behind it. that plan would beef up border security and provide a path for citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. 6:38. coming up, breaking the barrier. apple unveils a new gadget. plus, a road trip to the super bowl like none other. why our mike sugerman had to sleep in a teepee. and the market opened just about 10 minutes ago. let's take a peek at the early numbers here on a tuesday. and a bet of a mixed bag but
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meteorologist lawrence with a check of weather. ♪[ music ]♪ >> around every corner in the french quarter there are people playing and having a good time. it's all good. weather-wise, i'm looking behind us, although that's a picture but that's pretty much -- [ laughter ] >> this is what it's going to look like at some point. but we have a couple of clouds out there this morning.
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out the door we are seeing passing clouds but as we head throughout the day we'll see a lot of sunshine. warming trend middle of the week as high pressure is dominating our weather and that ridge is going to move in overhead and over the next couple of days cranking up the temperatures outside. today right around seasonal for this time of year. traveling around the state, 50s and 60s in the central valley, 40s in the high country. around the bay 50s and 60s by the an, breezy and cool at the coastline. around the bay 50s and 60s by the afternoon. tomorrow mid 60s, thursday, friday. the weekend cloudy and temperatures start to cool down. let's check the roads with liza. >> bay area freeways are heating up out there. we have slow traffic at the busy bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on. traffic is back to you up to the 880. we are going to show you a map
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of an accident that just cropped up in san mateo. this is northbound 101 approaching highway 92. two-car accident blocking one of the middle lanes so traffic is going to be backed up approaching the scene. again, northbound 101 just beyond highway 92 slow traffic there. now, this accident in san francisco south of market area there is traffic control right now. ninth street at brannan. this is in south of market. fortunately no muni lines are affected. we'll let you know once we relief traffic there. mass transit is smooth. no big delays for bart, ace, muni, caltrain and ferries. that's a look at the commute. here's frank. >> thank you. new numbers suggest the bay area is a leader in recovering from the housing slump. that's a big deal. here to talk about that is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. if you are a homeowner, you are applauding right now, jason. >> reporter: frank, i think you have to feel more confident about the value of your homecoming back to where it once was. this might even prompt more people to get into the market to actually sell their homes.
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bay area showing some of the strongest price gains in the past year. according to kay schiller index, the bay area which encompasses nine counties up 1.4% in november from the month before. that tied phoenix for the biggest monthly gain. up 12.7% from a year earlier the second biggest gain after phoenix, up nearly 23%. yahoo reporting its earnings after the closing bell yesterday. good news for ceo marissa mayer who is six months on the job. yahoo topped expectations. overall 2012 it was the first revenue gain since 2008. yahoo shares are up on that news. apple announcing this morning that it's going to offer a new ipad that doubles the storage capacity of its largest model. that's a 128 gigabytes now available. it will go on sale february 5. wi-fi only version for $799. and the cell-connected version for $929. let's see how the market is doing off to a pretty flat start.
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right now the dow is up by about 10 points. nasdaq is falling 10. s&p trading flat at 1500. apple shares up 1% on the new offering and yahoo up .5% off its earnings report. >> thank you, kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. cbs sparing no expense, michelle griego actually got to fly to new orleans over the weekend. one of our reporters not so lucky. mike sugerman actually had to pack up his car and got his wife in the car and they are driving to the superdome and he joins us live on the telephone right now on a road trip to beat all road trips. mike, tell us where you are. >> reporter: well, i can't really complain. i am in roswell, new mexico. i have yet to get beamed up. this of course is the ufo capital of the world. 1947 there was a claim that ufos landed here and they have been making a buck off that ever since. there's a ufo museum which i'm going to try to visit today but i'm also seeing a lot of 9er
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fans as i wear my sweatshirt and hat. people are high fiving me and giving me all kinds of good news and handshakes and it's really terrific. so as you said, i started this drive with my wife janice on -- a long time ago, friday. and here's what the first leg looked like. >> really? >> honey, most of it's yours. >> she's right. [ car starts ] >> road trip! ♪ [ music ]♪ ♪ i been driving all night ♪ ♪ on the road again ♪ >> reporter: long road to the big easy started hard. but things looked up when we got to our first stop. >> the wigwam motel. >> reporter: the wigwam motel about 460 miles from the bay area in san bernardino. >> this property is located on route 66. a gentleman by the name of frank redford loved the concept of teepees and built it for people to stay on their travels. >> reporter: built in 1949 one of a network on the route now one of only two. the family took it over 7 years
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ago. >> it's a piece of americana you don't see anymore. >> reporter: heidi and her husband stayed the night we were there, they're from antioch. >> as a little kid we used to drive by and saw the teepees and always wanted to go in and see them. and so i told my husband about them. so we just booked a room and came down and stayed last night. >> reporter: she had her reservations. >> i heard this was actually a hooker hotel. >> reporter: there was a dark time in the '80s but all that is changed. >> inside it's a completely normal room like you would stay at any motel, you know, refrigerator, tv, bed. >> reporter: kumar is a big cigar smoker. when he found out i enjoyed one now and again he had the perfect smoke for me because of the label. >> you are going to the super bowl. >> yeah. >> and the colors represent the team that's going to be winning the super bowl this year. >> reporter: red and gold. >> red and gold, my man. >> reporter: all right, baby. we had a great time at the wigwam.
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[ car starts ] >> road trip! >> reporter: next stop? we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. and that turned out to be the london bridge which is now in lake havasu city, arizona. but today, after stopping at the ufo museum, we are off to amarillo, texas, where i will attempt to eat a 72-ounce steak. it's $72 unless you finish it. and then it's free. so i am bulking up right now because they tell me, don't starve yourself because your stomach will shrink so you have to eat a lot before you get there. any hints, frank? >> i was going to say i'm glad cbs has a good medical plan. that's five pounds of cow right there, my friend. [ laughter ] >> reporter: as big as your faces. >> golly. well, you won't have to eat all the way to the super bowl after that. all right. great story, mike. safe travels and we'll check in again with you tomorrow. >> reporter: all right. take care. >> already, mike. time now for a look at what's coming up a little later
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on "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell joins us live from new york. >> reporter: good morning. only on "cbs this morning," what war looks like from a soldier's point of view. the man who shot this helmet cam video that's been seen 23 million times on youtube. he got shot in the process but he is going to open to us about battling the taliban, the moment he was hit and what happened after the camera stopped recording. plus, senator john mccain on immigration reform and what it will take to security borders. don't ignore the snore. a top sleep expert looks at new revelations about the risks. the news is back in the morning. so we'll see you at 7:00. >> all right, norah o'donnell, thank you so much. "cbs this morning" starts at 7:00. and we're going to touch base once again with michelle griego out in new orleans. how are we doing out there, michelle? >> reporter: we're doing well, frank. i have to tell you it's getting a little warmer out here so i'm good to go but the breeze is picking up.
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the fog is really coming off of the mississippi river. and lots of people are gathering along jackson square. that's where we are right across from jackson square, right behind me is st. louis cathedral. and that's been there since the 1700s. at one point it burned down because there was a big fire near the french quarter. but they had to rebuild it again. beautiful cathedral. we hope to go inside in just -- hopefully maybe later today or at least by tomorrow. but we're working hard out here and we're finally seeing some football fans, frank. >> i know. you had that one you interviewed earlier. actually from new orleans that happens to be a 9er fan. we are going to share a couple of photos now and you can chime in if you would like. matthew in a 49er helmet. check him out right there. he will grow into it soon. matthew a huge 49ers fan and so is 4-year-old johnnie, his helmet a little bit of a better fit there. a couple of younger generation 9ers fans. rocky has exhaust the himself rooting for the 49ers.
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there he is right there taking a snooze. a good long nap. he will be ready for super bowl sunday, as well. keep them coming. you can email your photos to or upload your photos to our website, super bowl isn't just about the game. it's also about the food. and waited until you hear how much exercise you will need to burn off your favorite snacks after you gobble them up on super bowl sunday. according to a, 8 ounces of cheeto puffs has almost 1300 calories. you would have to play half hour of pro football to burn that off. 6 buffalo wild wings dipped in your favorite ranch dressing will pack on 12,000 calories. you would have to do the wave 6500 times to get rid of that. three pepsis 450 calories, you would have to spend 57 minutes dancing to beyonce during the halftime show. some factoids there while you eat away over the weekend. both teams are in town.
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the fans are arriving. it's super bowl week in the big easy. >> reporter: that's right. who cares about calories in the big easy? coming up, we are going to take you to this place very famous place cafe du monde. care au
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[ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. we'll have live coverage from welcome back. back to new orleans where michelle griego has some snacks. what's a beignet? >> reporter: a beignet, it's a french style beignet, it's you know what, i equate it to a sopa pia. that's pretty much what it is. everyone asks me what's in it. this is the main ingredient.
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check this out. sugar. a pure little rock of sugar here. but you know what? it's not going to stop me from eating the three beignets sitting in this bag right now. i can care less, frank. >> gobble them up. what do we say? about 600 calories? >> reporter: who's counting? >> we'll have live coverage from new orleans all week long, sport director dennis o'donnell, vern glenn, michelle griego and mike sugerman. mike sugerman is in new mexico driving in. super bowl xlvii kicks off at 3:30 on cbs 5. weather and traffic before we say so long. you are delivering. what a great couple of days. >> great weather. those beignets are fantastic in the morning with a cup of coffee, oh, yeah. that powdered sugar is delicious. >> like a rock of sugar. >> around the bay area right now, temperatures not quite as cold as yesterday. still chilly in the valleys. you have 30s and 50s outside. we have seen some of that cloud cover out there.
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by the afternoon, becoming mostly sunny. the temperatures warming up in the 50s coastside, a little breezy there buttual see 60s in toward san jose. about 60 in oakland. next couple of days a lot of sunshine coming our way. temperatures by tomorrow, 60s through friday. then over the weekend clouds move onshore and temperatures cool down. liza? >> thanks, lawrence. we are still watching the san francisco area getting our first pictures of this accident. ninth and brannan. this tow truck and another car at least two injuries. looks like at least one person had to be extricated from a vehicle. serious injuries reported. traffic control in the area ninth and brannan in san francisco. as we check on the bay bridge commute, metering lights are on. it's backed up from the toll plaza. >> good day to be at work already. one last check with michelle in new orleans. we went through a cemetery,
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bourbon street. what's up for today? >> reporter: today we'll try to take in some more sights of new orleans. we'll go to [ indiscernible ] street where the natives go. that's the native bourbon street. so we are going to hit up frenchman street and then a very special treat in just a few hours. we're actually going to go talk to the ladies of "the talk." one of the hostesses is from the bay area. so you know who she is rooting for in super bowl xlvii. >> 9ers all the way. thank you, michelle. we'll see you tomorrow morning. great job. thanks for watching "eyewitness news this morning." remember, we're reporting live from new orleans all week all night all morning wall to wall you want football you got it right here. captions by: caption colorado ning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, january 29th, 2013.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama heads to las vegas to back the immigration deal. we'll show you what americans think in a new cbs news poll. only on "cbs this morning" a soldier wounded in afghanistan talks about his combat video seen by millions. the boy scouts' ban on gays could be history and we'll show you why if you're a good driver you might be getting a bad deal on car insurance. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener: your world in 90 seconds." >> it is something that he has spoken about. he has made clear his commitment to act on this early in his second term and he is acting on it. >> president obama to make his pitch for immigration reform. >> today the president unveiling his own immigration proposals in las vegas. yesterday the group of eight senators proposed a new and wide ranging plan for immigration reform. >> we have to work to never again face a problem with a large number of people in this country


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